Workplace Safety Quiz 2 | The Sign Shed

Workplace Safety Quiz 2

Do you know where your workplace hazards are and how to alert your employees and visitors?

Try these test workplace safety quiz questions and see whether you know what you're talking about or if you need more training.

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Are Smoking Breaks a Thing of the Past in the Workplace?

Smoking breaks at work - the UK law

I recently came across a news article that stated that Nottingham Council are considering implementing a staff smoking break ban. This ban is set to affect thousands of employees as no smoking signs invade what were previously approved smoking zones. The new smoking breaks policy is to include e-cigarettes and will also prevent staff in uniform smoking on their journey to and from the workplace.

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No Smoking Sign

Smoking Bans in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Is smoking banned in the workplace?

Were you aware that smoking in the workplace can result in a worker being fined up to £200 pounds (1) and businesses can face a charge of up to £2500 pounds? However, fines are not the only reason why smoking prohibition signs are mandatory within many environments. Should a company be working with hazardous chemicals or flammable liquids, the dangers become obvious. So, the regulations in regards to workplace smoking have change dramatically.

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Can E-cigarettes be Used at Work?

Can I smoke an e-cigarette in the office?

In the UK, it is illegal to smoke in an enclosed public area or workplace. Because of this employers, usually, only allow their staff to smoke on their premises in a designated smoking area which is outside. To abide by the smoking laws businesses are required to:

  • Display no smoking signs.
  • Enforce that people don’t smoke in shared work vehicles or enclosed work spaces.
  • Ensure smokers go outside, a staff smoking room is no longer allowed.

The consequences for not adhering to the law can incur penalties and fines.

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Workplace electrical hazards: signs you need to display

Electricity in the workplace : the hidden dangers

The Sign Shed keeps employees, contractors and visitors safe from harm across tens of thousands of UK workplaces every year with our range of UK signs. We're often approached by new employers wanting guidance on how to a) detect electrical hazards in the workplace, and b) make sure that everyone is aware of them.

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Stress and worker safety

Stress can actually shrink your brain

In any business environment – from corporate to retail – stress is the biggest threat to satisfactory health and safety provision.

Chronic stress is not merely a pesky yet more or less benign response to a healthy workload; it is a persistent disorder that not only impairs a worker’s productivity and performance, but their perception as well.

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Working with asbestos

Vital safety measures if you work with asbestos

Asbestos is one of the most significant health risks in the building trade, with the Health and Safety Executive estimating that around 5,000 workers a year die as a result of past exposure – more than the annual death toll from road accidents. Any building erected or refurbished before the year 2000 may contain asbestos, so taking precautions against exposure is critical.

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